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November 2, 2006

Syria And Iran Plotting Coup In Lebanon

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Hezbollah.jpgAnd so we see the emergence of the next phase of the plan set in motion by Hisbollah's war on Israel over the summer. As Jawa Report notes, should Iran and Syria be allowed to succeed, we will see a new radical Islamist state, a proxy of Iran come to fruition in Lebanon. Unquestionably, the cease fire forced upon Israel by the international community and condoned by the U.S. State Department was a mistake of gargantuan proportions:

BEIRUT: Washington warned of "mounting evidence" Wednesday that Iran, Syria and Hizbullah are "preparing plans to topple" the Lebanese government. White House spokesman Tony Snow said in a statement that "support for a sovereign, democratic and prosperous Lebanon is a key element of US policy in the Middle East."

"We are therefore increasingly concerned by mounting evidence that the Syrian and Iranian governments, Hizbullah and their Lebanese allies are preparing plans to topple Lebanon's democratically elected government, led by Prime Minister [Fouad] Siniora," Snow added.

"Any attempt to destabilize Lebanon's democratically elected government through such tactics as manufactured demonstrations and violence, or by physically threatening its leaders, would, at the very least, be a clear violation of Lebanon's sovereignty" and UN resolutions, he said.

Hizbullah's leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned late Tuesday that Hizbullah and its allies will take to the streets "for as long as it takes ... to either topple the government or hold early and new parliamentary elections," if consultations to form a national unity government should fail.

There can be little doubt that the threat is credible and there would be significant ramifications should the Hezbollah, Iran, Syria crowd take over Lebanon.

Posted by Richard at November 2, 2006 3:40 PM



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